A COMPELLING DETECTIVE THRILLER BASED ON TRUE EVENTS
Today, crime fighter turned crime writer, David Videcette, is very excited to share with us the cover reveal for his second thriller, The Detriment.
David says: “After twenty years in the police, I’m used to unmasking criminals, but today I’m delighted to reveal the cover of The Detriment for the very first time.”
“A detective thriller, it follows on from The Theseus Paradox, my first novel, which was set against the backdrop of the 7/7 London attacks.”
“This second outing for Detective Jake Flannagan sees him sailing close to the wind as he struggles to thwart a nightclub bomb plot and a blazing Jeep attack on an airport. I use my police knowledge in my books, and The Detriment is once again based on true events and actual criminal investigations.”
Here are David’s top five tips for creating a cover:
- Remember that we all judge a book by its cover, even if we say we don’t! Give the design as much forethought as you would your writing.
- Kickstart the process by throwing together a ‘mood board’ of images and colours which appeal – and even those which don’t!
- Design should always reflect your book’s content, otherwise it’s just decoration.
- Have an outline idea of what you’d like, but remain flexible.
- Engage with the professionals, because you’ll need their design expertise to make your book look as good as it can.
Find out more about David Videcette and his books based on true events here, or chat to David on Facebook or Twitter.